Sunday, 3 September 2017

Pickles And Ice Cream Pregnancy Cravings Book Review and Giveaway (2 Winners)

Pickles And Ice Cream by Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodriguez is a cookbook with a difference - all of the recipes are cravings that real pregnant women have had, and they've been lovingly recreated to share with you, alongside a short story from the inventor.


I'm not pregnant just now thankfully, but I have been 5 times and I had some pretty interesting cravings. Mainly I just wanted beetroot and boiled brussels sprouts, but with my 3rd child (and only daughter) I dreamt of eating coloured glass. Whenever I saw coloured glass I felt I could taste it and it was so delicious. I did manage to beat that craving by eating boiled sweets, but I would wake up having dreamt I'd eaten the glass and in a panic about it. NEVER eat glass.


A few of the cravings, like Barbequed Beets, seem almost normal. And then we have more exotic choices, such as Brussels Sprout Blancmange... erm....no. It's nice to read the accompanying stories and realise most of the women were as surprised by these cravings as we are.


Then it starts to get a bit more exciting, with inspirational meals such as 'Tomato Soup with M&Ms', or 'Crab Sticks With Jam'. Mmmmm delicious....to someone somewhere...


There are a couple of recipes in the book which you definitely shouldn't try. I think Burnt Matches and Stone Wall might give you a little bit of a tummy ache...

The couple behind the cookbook, Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodriguez, got the idea after a pregnant friend admitted she was craving Oreos and Toothpaste. They photographed it and posted the photo on their blog. More pregnant women came forward to offer their cravings and Pickles And Ice Cream was born....


You probably don't fancy trying the recipes yourself, but if you'd like to see other people attempt to eat them, there is a video of brave volunteers tasting the creations. Bacon and Mars Bar Burger really does turn out to be a big hit...


Pickles and Ice Cream is a hardbacked book collating 70 of the most interesting cravings submitted by real pregnant women, beautifully recreated and photographed in full colour over 224 pages. Available to buy now rrp £9.99.

Two copies of Pickles And Ice Cream have been offered as giveaway prizes for my readers. Two winners will each win a copy of the book for themselves. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below, it's open to UK entrants only and will end at midnight Sunday 17th September. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form.

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Pickles & Ice Cream Pregnancy Cravings Book Giveaway (2 winners)


We were sent our copy of Pickles And Ice Cream for review.

27 comments:

  1. Thankfully I didn't have any crazy or cravings during my pregnancies. With all four pregnancies I craved cherry tomatoes on the vine - I hated tomatoes before I fell pregnant for the first time so I was so surprised when I found myself eating them like sweets! With the girls I also craved all things lemon - from lemon bon bons to lemon cheese cake, lemon curd tarts and sherbet lemons... Since being a mum, I still love cherry tomatoes and I wouldn't say no to a lemon treat either! My poor sister craved Vienetta ice-cream and after eating one a day throughout her pregnancies, she piled on the lbs!

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  2. I loved sardines on Ritz crackers with blueberries.

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  3. Fruit, luckily it's healthy for us. Lemon flavoured drinks, as lovely and refreshing.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Nothing really strange - orange opal fruits

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  5. Chow Mein! Not a bad one, if I say so myself!

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  6. mine was freshly laid tar, i loved the smell

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  7. I never really had any...I just really wanted milk with my son & bacon crisps with my daughter!

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  8. My mum craved coal for some strange reason!!

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  9. I just craved yoghurt all the time which was really annoying as I absolutely hate yoghurt!

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  10. I craved potato roasties from my local take away shop😁

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  11. For my friend she had bad cravings for marmite on toast.

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  12. I had custard doughnuts and cockles ( together!!!)

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  13. I wouldn't say it was a bad craving maybe for the calories lol but all I want is ice cold milk I'm currently 14 weeks and 4 days pregnant. x

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  14. Nothing strange! I've not had any pregnancy cravings, my mum craved Belgian Buns!

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  15. my niece had cucumber with chocolate icecream with a side order of pickled onions

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  16. My friend like the smile of mud and craved to eat it.

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  17. Pepper! I would have a tea spoon and keep dipping my finger in it x

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  18. I don't think it's a crazy craving but with my son, I craved wotsit rolls! 5 a day for a week to be exact.

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  19. Nothing really - I was sick a lot

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  20. Chocolate covered sardines lol!

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  21. sushi with guinness dipped or poured over i was made for that

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